A town located in Rahata Tehasil in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, Shirdi is popularly called Shirdi Nagar Panchayat. It is situated 83 kms away from Ahmednagar and 15 km from Kopargaon. This holy place is most popularly known as the birthplace of the popular guru Shirdi Sai Baba. Anytime you can visit Shirdi, though the best time to visit the place is between June and August. Even winters are also good time to visit Shirdi.
Budget Hotels in Shirdi
There are good budget hotels in Shirdi. Some of them are Hotel Yog Palace (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Sai Darshan (Tariff – Rs.1,000), sai plaza (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Sai Sharan Tours & Travel (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language Shirdiis Hindi The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Shirdi
There are three major festivals celebrated with great gratification and enthusiasm are are Ram Navami, Guru Purnima and Vijayadashamai.
Places to See in Shirdi
There are several places of tourist attraction in Shirdi. Some of the places include Khandoba Temple ( 1.3 kms from Shirdi), Changdev Maharaj Samadhi ( 1.3 kms from Shirdi), Sakori Ashram. ( 30kms from Velankanni Roman Catholic Church) and Sai Baba temple ( 1.5 kms from Shirdi)
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Shirdi is the Aurangabad Airport. It is located about 140 kms away from the town.
Shirdi has a new railway station. The place is well connected to the major cities of India.
Tourist can reach Shirdi with various kinds of bus services are available frequently from places like Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik, Akluj, Dhule, Nagpur , Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Royal Coach Travels, Nakoda Travelsand Sankalp And Kareema Travels. Where ever you travel in the country, you can opt for bus booking in India and travel with ease.
A city and a municipal council in Buldana district of Maharashtra, Shegaon is located between Nagpur and Mumbai. The city is also a popular place of pilgrimage as Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj is believed to have lived here. A big market for cotton, the city also has a great number of places of worship nearby. The ‘Anand Sagar’ developed by Shri Gajanan Maharaj Mandir Trust on about 350 acres of land in Shegaon brings in devotees who are looking for a spiritual sojourn.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Shegaon. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Rasika Inn and Hotel Royal Palace that offers rooms starting from Rs.1000 onwards.
All annual festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Marathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Shri Gajanan Maharaj and Anand Sagar (3kms) and Dharma Baskar Sant Pachalegaonkar Maharaj Math in Khamgaon (15kms) are places to visit near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Nanded Airport
Shegaon has its own railway station
The Shegaon Bus Station runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Baba Travels, Dolphin Travels, Sangeetam Travels and Sheetal Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.